Monthly Archives: March 2017

Primrose of Marion Hires New Sales Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 17, 2017

MARION, OH – Primrose Retirement Community of Marion has hired Miki Ziegler as Sales Director.  In this capacity Ziegler will oversee all sales and marketing efforts, as well as public relations events and professional outreach, for the independent and assisted living community.  She began her duties in March, 2017.

Miki Ziegler

Miki Ziegler

Zeigler brings nine years of healthcare and senior living experience to Primrose with her, beginning in 2008 when she obtained her State Tested Nurse’s Aide license from Starting Place Career Center.  She worked at Altercare of Bucyrus as the Social Service Coordinator for seven years and has spent the last two years at Carlisle Place Senior Living as the Sales and Marketing Manager.

“Miki is a wonderful addition to our team,” said Primrose Executive Director Sandra Rowe.  “She brings with her years of experience in customer service and sales, and has certainly shown a passion and great enthusiasm for our residents,” she added

Primrose Retirement Community of Marion, located at 1550 Wellness Drive, consists of 36 Independent Living apartments, 32 Assisted Living apartments, and 12 Townhome Villas.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.

Primrose of Mishawaka Hires New Director of Nursing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 17, 2017

MISHAWAKA, IN – Primrose Retirement Community of Mishawaka has hired Terri Smith as their new Director of Nursing.  In this role, she will guide and oversee the overall care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Leah Bennett, manage the nursing staff.  Smith, who began in her position on Feb. 8, will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Terri Smith

Terri Smith

Smith is a graduate of Ivy Tech of South Bend and is currently attending Western Governor’s University of Indiana.  She expects to graduate this spring.  Smith was most recently a case manager at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, and prior to that, a staff nurse in orthopedics -also at St. Joseph.

“I love working with seniors,” Smith said.  “I am inspired by their stories and the life experiences they have to share.  I look forward to working with the great staff at Primrose and to helping our residents transition to their new lives here,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Community of Mishawaka is located at 820 Fulmer Road.  The community consists of 36 independent living apartment homes, 40 assisted living apartment homes, and eight townhome villas.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.

Primrose of Lima Hires New Sales Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 1, 2017

LIMA, OH – Primrose Retirement Community of Lima has hired Ashley Heaphy as their Sales Director.  She began her duties on January 23 and in this capacity Heaphy will oversee all marketing and sales efforts, public relations events, and community outreach for Primrose of Lima.

Ashley Heaphy

Ashley Heaphy

Heaphy attended Rhodes State College and is currently attending Liberty University.  Prior to joining Primrose, she worked at Elmcroft Senior Living.  During her time there she served as the business office coordinator, training and development coordinator, and the dining service director.  She also worked at Otterbein as a marketing administrative assistant.

“I’ve always wanted to work at Primrose,” Heaphy said.  “They are known for being a wonderful place to live, and I wanted to be a part of their team because they care about one another and their residents as if they were all family,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Community of Lima consists of 36 independent living apartments, 32 assisted living apartments and 10 villas.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent and assisted living communities across the country and specializes in personalized services and resident-focused care.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.

Sweetwater of Billings Hires New Director Of Nursing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 1, 2017

BILLINGS, MT – Sweetwater Retirement Community of Billings has hired Jody Ferestad to be their new Director of Nursing.  Ferestad began her duties on January 9th and in this role, she will guide and oversee the overall care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Rhonda Olson, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Jody Ferestad

Jody Ferestad

Ferestad brings 19 years of nursing experience to Primrose with her.  She worked for St. Vincent Healthcare and Billings Clinic Hospital and the City County Health Department.  She is also a mental health advocate and past certified facilitator of wellness classes.

“I am excited to use my experience to promote excellence in care at Primrose,” Ferestad said.  “I look forward to providing education that encourages our motto ‘This is Living!’”, she added.

Sweetwater Retirement Community, located at 3140 Sweet Water Drive, consists of 36 Independent Living apartments, 32 Assisted Living apartments, and 8 Townhome Villas.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent and assisted living communities across the country and specializes in personalized services and resident-focused care.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.